Category Archives: wildlife

A New Way to Experience Oamaru!

As a coastal community, Oamaru has amazing views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean from many corners of the town, and the sight of the ever-changing colours of the water is something that many visitors remember long after their visit has … Continue reading

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Explore Waitaki App Released!

Oamaru is located in the Waitaki District, an enormous region that stretches from the southern boundary of Canterbury (home to Christchurch and Kaikoura) to the northern boundary of Dunedin, and from the Pacific Coast deep into the Southern Alps. With such … Continue reading

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Oamaru as Seen by NZ Experts

I was recently looking at my Facebook page and saw a post from Ahipara Luxury Travel‘s Russian site about “An Incredible Journey into the Past” with an image of the famous Oamaru District Council building as the main image. Intrigued, … Continue reading

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Oamaru “Unique in the World”

In late May, Pen-y-bryn Lodge hosted Aleksandr Grek and Andrei Kamenev, the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Photographer, respectively, of the Russian editions of National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler, two of the most esteemed magazines in the world. During their short visit … Continue reading

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Support for Oamaru’s Penguins from English Schoolgirl

Many visitors from around the world come to Oamaru and enjoy a visit to our two penguin colonies, the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony and the nearby Yellow-Eyed Penguin Colony. The nightly sight of these penguins returning from the sea to … Continue reading

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Oamaru Wows TVNZ

The TVNZ nightly news programme Seven Sharp awarded Oamaru the distinction of being New Zealand’s sharpest town last month, and in recognition of that honour today they broadcast from Oamaru’s historic precinct. The show ended up being a great summary of … Continue reading

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Oamaru Penguin Year-End Round Up

Up until now I have tried to update the world on the penguin numbers each month from the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony in the first few days of the new month, so I apologise for the relative tardiness of the … Continue reading

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